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Start-settings-control panel-system

Click on the Advanced tab
Click settings under performance
Click on Advanced
Hit "Change" at the bottom

From here, it's usually set to "system managed size", but if not, set it to that, or manually set the size to 1.5 times the amount of system RAM you have. (your choice)

If there is no problem there, then the disk with the virtual memory (page file) is probably full and has no space left.

If that's the case, use a different disk for the page file. (a few clicks on that same page)

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

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My computer runs slow. It takes a long time to boot up. Occasionally I get a message that virtual memory is low. Is there something I can do myself?


Hello

Yes, this is a very common problem for computers which does not have the sufficient amount of ram installed for the software the machine runs.

At the link below you will be able to read a couple of tips on how to improve your computer speed.

Click HERE.

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Andrea

Sep 19, 2010 | Dell Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Solution to Virtual Memory Too Low Problem


This problem was reported by one of our readers that in spite of having a sufficient amount of RAM, he is running out of Virtual Memory and his Windows PC gives the following error:

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Your system is low on virtual memory. To ensure that Windows runs properly, increase the size of your virtual memory paging file. For more information, see Help.
This is a common problem and you may have seen it if you are trying to open many heavy applications at the same time like Microsoft Office.
Let’s see what the causes are and what can be done at this stage.
Windows XP or Vista uses the concept of Virtual Memory that aims at providing the additional memory from the Hard Disk if most of the RAM of the computer is already occupied. This memory used from the Hard Disks is called Paging File. Windows reserve some part of the memory for this purpose only (this is one of the reasons why we see less memory than specified on the hard disk).
Virtual Memory also known as Page File or Swap File can be located at C:\pagefile.sys (it is system hidden and can be viewed if you Uncheck the option of “Hide Protected Operating System Files” inside Folder Options).

on Nov 17, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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My computer always display "Virtual memory is too low"


you can increase virtual memory..

right click on my computer->go to properties->Click on advanced Tab->Click on Settings button in performance column->Click on Advanced Tab->Click on Change button in Virtual memory-> Click on C drive in drive column and select Custom size option.Give initial size and maximum size. you can give this to a higher number.Then click on Set and click on OK. done thats it.


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Aug 23, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Hi, What do I do about "virtual memory low" , please and thanks!


1.Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2.Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.
3.On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.
4.On the Advanced tab, under Virtual memory, click Change.
5.Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file that you want to change.
6.Under Paging file size for selected drive, click to Custom size check box. You can enter the amount of memory you would like to reserve for Virtual memory by entering the initial and maximum size.
7.Click Set
When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.
Special Note: You should choose the same amount for the initial size and maximum size. This will Stop your CPU from constantly changing the paging file.

Aug 15, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Error message Low on virtual memory


Virtual Memory is used by the operating system as an extension to the Random Access Memory (RAM). When the RAM does not have enough space to accommodate the entire running program, the inactive parts of that program are temporarily shifted to the Virtual Memory. These parts are then swapped back into the RAM as and when needed. If the Virtual Memory set on your system is not enough for the computer operations to run smoothly, then you will get the "Virtual Memory Is Too Low" error message.If operating system is xp then this problem can be easily overcome by increasing the Virtual Memory size.This is how you can do it by following instrutions:

  1. Click on "Start" and then click on "Control Panel.
  2. Double-click on the "System" icon in the Control Panel.
  3. Click on the "Advanced" tab in the System Properties dialog box.
  4. Click on the "Settings" button below Performance.
  5. Click on the "Advanced" tab in the Performance Options dialog box.
  6. Click on the "Change" button below Virtual memory.
  7. Click on a drive_letter below "Drive [Volume Label]" in the Virtual Memory dialog box.
  8. Click on the "Custom size" option.
  9. Click in the "Initial size (MB)" text box and type a larger value (for example, 600).
  10. Click in the "Maximum size (MB)" text box, and type a larger value (for example, 1500).
  11. Click on the "Set" button. Similarly change the Virtual Memory on other drives.
  12. Click on "OK" and then restart your computer.

Apr 07, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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Virtual memory too low


  1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  2. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
  3. In the Performance pane, click Settings.
  4. In the Performance Options dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
  5. In the Virtual memory pane, click Change.
  6. Change the Initial size value and the Maximum size value to a higher value, click Set, and then click OK.
  7. Click OK to close the Performance Options dialog box, and then click OK to close the System Properties dialog box.
I hope this helps you with your issue. Don't forget to rate. Have a great day!

Feb 26, 2010 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Cd/dvd drive is not responding , i'm using a compaq presario- using XP please help i also have a memory problem. installed is one GB of memory. i constantly recieve notices that windows is running low on...


I have a lot of good luck with this for CD issues: http://www.fixya.com/support/r3688895-cd_rom_or_dvd_drive_not_seen_in_windows
As for the Virtual Memory error. Go to System Properties, Advanced Tab, performance settings, advanced tab, Virtual Memory Change button, select system managed size, click set, then OK OK OK reboot.
also ensure the HDD has at least 10% of the HDD free and defrag the HDD

Jan 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I am frequently getting the warning "Virtual memory low" etc... am therefore wondering how to trouble shoot the RAM memory cards or other things which may be causing this problem. Computer worked fine for...


Virtual memory is the space on your Hard Drive which can be reserved for computer to be used as a RAM. You can change the size of you Virtual memory by performing the following steps:

Click on Start, Right click My computer, click Properties. It will open the system properties window. Click on Advanced TAB, there will be a section called Performance, Click settings under performance, it will open the Performance Options window. Then click on the Advanced Tab and look for Virtual Memory at the bottom. Click on the Change button to change the size of the Virtual memory. You can allow the system to choose the size or you can manually select the size of your Hard Disk to be used as Virtual Memory. If you select the option for system managed size, you computer will automatically increase the size of you Virtual memory whenever needed. Once you select the desired option, Click Set and then click the OK button. Close the performance Option by clicking ok and also close the System properties by clicking OK.

Hope you find this information helpful.

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Nov 16, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Virtual Memory Minimum Too Low


Hi!

Here's the procedure on how to increase virtual memory of your PC:

Right click on My Computer > left click on Properties > Advanced > Settings > Advanced. Under Virtual memory left click on Change.

Select (left click) on the Drive on wich Windows XP is installed. In most cases this will be Drive C.

Under Drive:
Space available: Select the radio button labeled: Custom size:

To play it safe, in both the Initial (MB)size: and Maximun size: dialogue boxes type 2560 (i.e. allocate 2.5GB for the pagefile) provided you have the free memory space to spare. If you don't have enough free memory available enter the amount of memory you can spare, and meanwhile seriously consider getting a larger Hard Drive.

Mine is set to 4096MB (4GB), max. allowed by XP. This may seem like quite a lot, but the reason for this is that recent games now require a lot more real and virtual memory to function correctly, even if you have 2GB of RAM. Having a larger pagefile size does not hurt performance as such; it only takes up a bit of additional disk space.

After setting the new page file size left click on
OK > OK > OK. Then restart the computer.

Dec 21, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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My vitual memory


it means the amount of hard drive free space is either low or it means you must increase the limit of this space. first remove any un-necessary files by doing the following: 1.) open explorer and click c drive. 2.) right click and select properties 3.) select "disk cleanup" now select the Tools tab above and select "check now" now select "Defragment now" next, right click "my computer" on desktop then select Advanced tab and select "settings" then select next Advanced tab and select "change" in the virtual memory area. type in the maximum under custom size and select "set" and ok out.

Sep 15, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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